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Clooney Restaurant

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33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-358 1702
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located in the heart of Auckland's Freeman's Bay, Clooney is a partnership...
Located in the heart of Auckland's Freeman's Bay, Clooney is a partnership between restaurateur Tony Stewart and Chef Desmond Harris. Chef Harris' cuisine melds the tradition of classical cuisine with a contemporary approach to ingredients and technique. Clooney's dishes are continually in progress, reflecting seasonality, inspiration and evolution. Wine list development is undertaken by Gary Olasz.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 205
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
SIMPLY PERFECT!

Clooney is one of my favourite restaurants in Auckland, it is simply perfect. The food last night was superb, the service was outstanding and I just love the atmosphere, it is like you are transported to NYC. The detail in the plates, glasses for each wine and presentation of the food is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
LoveToTravelKiwi
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Auckland, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Clooney is one of my favourite restaurants in Auckland, it is simply perfect. The food last night was superb, the service was outstanding and I just love the atmosphere, it is like you are transported to NYC. The detail in the plates, glasses for each wine and presentation of the food is amazing! You will not be disappointed!

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

If you think it's good, it's not... It's Great !!!! Plain and simple excellent restaurant. Nothing more to add. I'll be back! I just hope "George" was there too.

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I found this restaurant after a lot of researching online and trying to eliminate places geared towards tourists. We only had the opportunity for 2 dinners while in Auckland and I wanted to make sure I went to the best of the best restaurants. After living for years in NYC and being very particular about food and wine, we are... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We have been here a few times, but this was the first time under a set menu. We celebrated my wife's birthday with close friends and although pricey, had a memorable evening. We had the 7 course menu and ordered the wine separately. The service was quick, efficient and delivered with a smile. Each dish was described in full and... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you are in Auckland and looking for a nice dine out then I highly recommend this restaurant. Food is nice as well as the service.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were a party four and none of us had been to the resaurant before. The interior decoration down to the plates and glasses was very tasteful and refreshingly different. Everyone enjoyed what they had ordered, the food was cooked to perfection and arrived in perfect timing. The service was discrete, attentive without flow, a very rare thing to find... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been there few times with family and for businesses lunch/diners. although it is a little pricy, this is perhaps one of the best restaurants that I have been to in Auckland. Food, service, atmosphere all was just perfect, too good to be true!!

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We recently celebrated my birthday at Clooney. The restaurant was moderately busy. The decor is dark and industrial. We ordered some cocktails,and this was very slow in coming. In general the service was a little slow given that the kitchen was not over run. Some tables seem to get more attention than others. We had been at the table for... More 

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AKL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had the degustation menu with matching wines. There is nothing I can fault. The food was fresh, seasonal, supertasty, really well presented. The wines were amazing and we could make some changes as husband doesn't really like bubbles so they came up with a great replacement. The staff were attentive, knowledgeable, and tried to stay out of the way.... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Loved Clooney, this was the second time I went there and took my staff for a xmas dinner. Food was spectacular as was the service. Rather pricey though, and my only gripe was that they charged me for water, usually I get asked is filtered tap water is fine. I only got asked still or sparkling and then they charged... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-358 1702

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 60 - 110

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Located in the heart of Auckland's Freeman's Bay, Clooney is a partnership between restaurateur Tony Stewart and Chef Desmond Harris. Chef Harris' cuisine melds the tradition of classical cuisine with a contemporary approach to ingredients and technique. Clooney's dishes are continually in progress, reflecting seasonality, inspiration and evolution. Wine list development is undertaken by Gary Olasz.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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